HoloMAS 2005

2nd International Conference on
Applications of Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems
August 22 - 24, 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark

in conjunction with

DEXA 2005 Events


Registration of abstracts

Abstract registration and paper submission site: http://www.dexa.org:9005/REG-paper/index.html. Please read our Paper submission details.


Holonic and multi-agent systems provide a novel paradigm for managing, modelling and supporting complex systems. This concept has proved to be successful in number of industrial domains such as manufacturing, resource allocation and production planning, air traffic.

The conference aims to bring together researchers active in the area of holonic and multi-agent systems together with key engineers and industrial decision makers to share their views and experience in design, development and applying holonic and multi-agent systems for industrial problems.

The conference will be prepared in cooperation with the EU Network of Excellence I*PROMS and AgentLink - European Co-ordination Action for Agent Based Computing..

Due to increasing interest from research and industry, HoloMAS have been converted to a conference in 2003 (held in Prague) after a successful series of HoloMAS workshops (London 2000, Munich 2001, Aux en Provance 2002).

Unlike many other events this conference is neither purely theoretical or purely industrial meeting. We encourage submissions of papers that present an industrial exploitation of fundamental research concepts, or presentation of algorithms and techniques with clearly specified potentials of an early industry adoption. The papers will be rigorously reviewed and assessed according to the research quality, maturity of the presented research results and the relevance to the conference.

All accepted conference papers will be published in the conference proceedings in "Lecture Notes in Computer Science" (LNCS) series by Springer Verlag.

About the Conference

Suggested topics

Submission details

Important dates

Conference co-chairs

Program committee




Technical Program

JADE Tutorial

SUGGESTED TOPICS (but not limited to)

  • Theoretical backgrounds behind holonic/agent concepts
  • Industrial applications of holonic and multi-agent systems
  • Specification of holonic and agent-based architectures and design methodologies
  • Differences and similarities between the concept of holons and agents
  • Communication principles and standards
  • Virtual organisations & holonic factories - reconfigurable factories
  • Agent-based system integration
  • Modeling and simulation tools
  • Reconfiguration tasks, coalition formation, knowledge ontologies
  • Novel application areas (health-care, environmental protection, government)
  • Visions and future trends of holonic and multi-agent systems
  • Standardization issues, security issues, industrial needs
  • Obstacles and barriers to industrial applicability



Authors are invited to submit research contributions or critiques of practical experience. Papers (in English) should not exceed 10 pages in Springer Verlag format. Authors are requested to submit their papers electronically to the conference web site.


Submission of abstracts: March 6, 2005 Extended NEW !!!
Submission of full papers: March 13, 2005 Extended NEW !!!
Acceptance Notice: April 26, 2005 Extended NEW !!!
Camera-ready Copies: May 15, 2005


Vladimir Marik Czech Technical University in Prague/Rockwell Automation, Czech Republic
Robert W. Brennan University of Calgary, Canada
Michal Pechoucek Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic


Jose BarataUniversidade Nova de Lisboa, P
Vicente BottiUniversidad Politecnica de Valencia, SP
Jeff BradshawUniversity of West Florida, USA
Monique CalistiWhitestein Technologies, CH
Luis Camarinha-MatosUniversidade Nova de Lisboa, P
Armando ColomboSchneider Group, FR
Misbah DeenUniversity of Keele, UK
Thomas StasserProfactor, A
Klaus FischerDFKI GmbH, D
Martyn FletcherAgent Oriented Software Ltd, UK
William GruverSimon Fraser University, CAN
Kenwood HallRockwell Automation, USA
Matthias KluschDFKI GmbH, D
Dilip KotakNational Research Council of Canada, CAN
Francisco MaturanaRockwell Automation, USA
Duncan McFarlaneCambridge University, UK
Gerard MorelCRAN, F
Joerg MuellerSiemens AG, D
Douglas NorrieUniversity of Calgary, CAN
Gregory ProvanCork College, Ireland
Leonid SheremetovMexican Oil Institute, MEX
Alexander SmirnovSPIIRAS, RUS
Shinsuke TamuraFukui University, JPN
Ambalavanar TharumarajahCSIRO, AUS
Paul ValckenaersKatholieke Universiteit, Leuven, B
Hendrik Van BrusselKatholieke Universiteit, Leuven, B
Edwin H Van LeeuwenBHP-Billiton, AUS
Tomas VlcekCzech Technical University, CZ
Pavel VrbaRockwell Automation, CZ
Valeriy VyatkinM.Luther University, Halle, D
Peer-Oliver WoelkIFW, University of Hannover, D



Prof. Vladimir Marik
Czech Technical University in Prague e-mail: holomas@labe.felk.cvut.cz
Department of Cybernetics, FEE fax: +(420 2) 2492 3677
Gerstner Laboratory http://gerstner.felk.cvut.cz/HoloMAS/2005
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Czech Republic http://www.dexa.org/


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